Tag Archives: technology in ELT

11 Apps to Build Literacy for Elementary ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my last blog, I talked about online resources for building English learners’ literacy skills. I would like to expand on that topic by listing some apps that also help build literacy. It became apparent as I examined these resources … Continue reading

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Teaching English to Digital Natives: Common Computer Concerns for ELLs

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Those of us who remember computers being a novelty in the classroom probably also remember being told how the new generation of students are “digital natives.” The assumption is that children who grow up surrounded by computers see nothing strange … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Extending Student Engagement With Wiggio

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For the sake of variety, I enjoy inviting guest writers to the TESOL Blog from time to time for the purpose of sharing even more tech resources with all of you. Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce Dr. … Continue reading

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Khan Academy for ELT: Part 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As you know, I am always searching for material to incorporate into my classes. In the past, I have written about TED Talks and News in Levels as great resources for supplemental listening materials, but it is, quite frankly, shocking … Continue reading

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Take a Classroom Break With GoNoodle

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I recently had the opportunity to ask a group of colleagues what websites, apps, and software they used in the classroom, and a number of them recommended the website GoNoodle. Having never heard of it before, I decided to check … Continue reading

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3 WebQuests to Engage Your ELLs With Content!

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Tired of fighting against the current? Students love their phones and want to engage in online activity, so why not put those cellphones to good use? WebQuests have proven to be highly effective to: Engage students with content Improve reading comprehension … Continue reading

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Plickers: A Lower Tech Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For one reason or another, I sometimes stop using a resource for a period of time and then get to experience the joy of discovering it all over again. This happened to me recently with Socrative, my student response system … Continue reading

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Fun Fake Generators: Putting Content Into Different Formats

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are a number of free generators out there on the web that allow you to place content into different formats that may be more appealing, interesting, or challenging than the usual activity or standard letter-sized handout. The three that I … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Independent Online Reading Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Rebecca Palmer, a colleague of mine at Northern State University, has the unenviable task of teaching beginner reading to a very mixed level group of adults in the Academic English Program. While many of the materials we have dug up … Continue reading

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Haiku Deck: Revolutionize Your Presentations

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite drastic changes over the years, many educators still use presentation software, such as PowerPoint, for a variety of reasons. Such presentations in class reinforce content delivered orally, serve as supplemental material, and scaffold learning. Turning these types of presentations … Continue reading

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